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Koepka and Schwartzel match record low score at US PGA Championship

12 Août 2018

Matt Wallace hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club.

Woods, who had finished his interrupted second round at four under, carded a second successive four-under par 66 to finish the day at eight under, with his third round total being his best in a major since 2006. Tiger Woods already has another birdie at the eighth to reach 4 under, and first-round leader Rickie Fowler has his first birdie of the day to get to 8 under.

Right in front of them was U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who had a 20-foot birdie putt he wanted to make for no other reason than he likes to make birdies.

A whopping 62 players are under par through two rounds, and the 36-hole cut of 140 is the lowest in PGA Championship history dating to the start of stroke play for the event in 1958.

Tiger Woods is tied for 23rd at 3-under-par, but only got in seven holes before the suspension.

Finau completed his adventurous second round Saturday morning, finishing with 10 birdies in a 4-under-par 66 that was good enough to make the cut. The resulting triple bogey dropped him from a tie to ninth at seven under to outside the top 25 at four under. And as Woods was moving into position for a potential eagle, Koepka made a 10-foot par save on the 16th.

Woods, whose earlier charge on the easier front nine raised the massive gallery's excitement to fever pitch, was among a logjam of six trailing by four shots. "I was telling it to go".

McIlroy's birdie on the par-five eighth was his first since his fourth hole on Thursday and he also chipped in on the 14th after flying the green with his approach.

"I played really well", Koepka said.

"There have been ups and downs and I just feel like I'm starting to play a better golf game".

Like his final-round surge at The Open last month, excitement mounted as the 42-year-old briefly moved within two shots of the lead. If you do that well, and, obviously, in there you're going to make those putts.

The former Southern Utah golfer, who is an assistant at Davis Park Golf Course, had shot a 76 in the first round but was much better on Friday. And now we're going out on a Saturday afternoon in the mix at the PGA, it's great. I have my dad here to watch.

Said Kisner: "Got to listen to all of the KU/Missouri banter all day with Gary, I didn't know that was such a rivalry". To be able to come back out this morning and play nicely was good. Garcia was even for his round and the championship with a few holes to play, and is trying to impress European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn with a strong showing this week.

He shot 71-73 in the first two rounds to leave him four-over-par, missing the cut by four shots.

Koepka and Schwartzel match record low score at US PGA Championship